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Lil' Kim - Hard Core (2LP, Limited Edition, Reissue)

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Hard Core is the debut studio album by American rapper Lil' Kim. It was released on November 12, 1996, by Undeas Recordings, Big Beat Records, and Atlantic Records. After achieving a success with the hip hop group Junior M.A.F.I.A. and their album Conspiracy (1995), Kim began working on her solo album with The Notorious B.I.G. serving as the executive producer (besides this, he performed on four songs). She collaborated with a number of producers, such as Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, Stevie J., David "Ski" Willis and Jermaine Dupri, among others. Other rappers, including Jay Z, Lil' Cease and Puff Daddy were featured on the album. Recording for the album took place from 1995 to 1996, mainly at The Hit Factory studio in New York City.

The album was notable for its overt raunchy sexual tone and Kim's lyrical delivery, which was praised by music critics and is considered a classic hip hop album. Hard Core debuted at number 11 on the US Billboard 200 and at number three on the Billboard's Top R&B Albums, selling 78,000 copies in its first week, while reaching number 26 of the Canadian Albums Chart. The album was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and has sold over five million copies worldwide.

Release info

Label: Atlantic R1 92733
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
Country: USA & Canada
Released: 2017
Genre: Hip Hop


A1 Intro In A-Minor
A2 Big Momma Thang
A3 No Time
A4 Spend A Little Doe
B5 Take It!
B6 Crush On You
B7 Drugs
C8 Scheamin'
C9 Queen B@#$H
C10 Dreams
C11 M.A.F.I.A. Land
D12 We Don't Need It
D13 Not Tonight
D14 Player Haters
D15 **** You

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